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Hartmut Austen
updated: 08/10/2013
website: www.hartmutausten.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Three Graces
Untitled (Litfasssäule)
Demo
Untitled (Antennas)
Storage
Wedge
Storage
Untitled (Demo)
Untitled (Sign)
Untitled (Billboard)
Untitled
Untitled (the Visitor)
Untitled
Jump
Wall of Towers
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, landscape, architecture, collage, gestural, mapping, urban, repetition, pattern, memory
 
 
The Three Graces by Hartmut Austen
The Three Graces
oil on newspaper
2013
ea.22 " x  ea. 12 " 
Untitled (Litfasssäule) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (Litfasssäule)
oil on newspaper
2013
22 " x  12 " 
Demo by Hartmut Austen
Demo
colored pencil on paper
2012
30" x  22" 
Untitled (Antennas) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (Antennas)
oil on paper
2012
22" x  30" 
Storage by Hartmut Austen
Storage
conté crayon and gouache on paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Wedge by Hartmut Austen
Wedge
Installation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
2011
Dimensions variable
Storage by Hartmut Austen
Storage
oil on canvas
2011
20" x  16" 
Untitled (Demo) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (Demo)
watercolor on paper
2010
6 " x  9 " 
Untitled (Sign) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (Sign)
watercolor, gouache, ink on paper
2009
6.7 " x  4.7 " 
Untitled (Billboard) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (Billboard)
watercolor on paper
2009
4.7 " x  6.7 " 
Untitled by Hartmut Austen
Untitled
watercolor on paper
2010
6.7" x  4.7" 
Untitled (the Visitor) by Hartmut Austen
Untitled (the Visitor)
watercolor, gouache on paper
2010
4.7" x  6.7" 
Untitled by Hartmut Austen
Untitled
charcoal, crayon, acryl on paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Jump by Hartmut Austen
Jump
oil on canvas
2010
50" x  29.5" 
Wall of Towers by Hartmut Austen
Wall of Towers
charcoal on wall
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Archive , Structure and Abstraction

 

Hartmut Austen’s paintings originate from photographic and figurative sources filtered through his personal ideology. While his paintings may be ambiguous and abstract, they are rooted in the authentic, the political, and the real. His archival material of found images: photographs, Xeroxes and clippings – brings legitimacy to his paintings because of the aura/value inherent in an extant image. Therefore, his work occupies two realms: the real world which is archival and architectural and his interior world which is impenetrable and ideological involving the filtering of subjective narrative through abstraction and use of color.

 

Dick Goody :  Introduction to an interview with Hartmut Austen.

In: Detroit: Stories, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2008

Artist Bio / CV

HARTMUT AUSTEN

 1991-97 Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany Meisterschüler-degree (M.F.A. equivalent) 

1994 School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2013

The Butchers Daughter Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

Art Building West Gallery, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History

2011

Sasaki Associates Gallery, Watertown, MA

2009

Paul Kotula Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2008

Mott Community College Art Gallery, Flint, MI

2006

Giola Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012

Passenger Temporary Space, Detroit

2011

The Butchers Daughter Gallery, Ferndale

Milchhof Pavilion, Berlin, Germany 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI

2010

Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

2009

Kresge Art Museum, East-Lansing, MI

2008

Galerie Eva Bracke, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz, Austria

Three Walls, Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2012

Grant Wood Fellowship for Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa

2009

Kresge Artist Fellowship

2005

First Prize, Our Town, The Community House, Birmingham, MI

2003

Jurors Award, Small Works, Washington Square East Galleries, New York City, NY